Describing the foundations of his long career, Syrian artist Fadi Yazigi explains ''I try to explore new materials in my work, to experiment with a very wide variety of means and forms... Each new material gives a particular feeling... whether painting on canvas, cardboard, textiles or papers, using acrylic, oil and ink, I depict people and human emotions.”
Born in Latakia, Fadi Yazigi (1966) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University. Primarily a figurative painter, Yazigi’s work revolves around human emotions with a sensitivity towards the individuals that he encounters and depicts in his work. A strong facet of his career is experimenting with materials and techniques, allowing him to continuously recreate his figures in new ways.
Often, he portrays ordinary people with their many flaws – both physical and mental. While based on individual expressions, the figures take on a similar rendering making them hard to distinguish from one another. Whether worried or naively smiling, they convey the reactions and the stories of tragedy and war, a constant reality of living in Syria.
Fadi Yazigi’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally at such venues as the Art Paris art fair; Galerie Tanit, Beirut; The Mosaic Rooms, London; Sharjah Biennale, UAE; and is in private and public collections including The Delfina Foundation, London; A.M. Qattan Foundation; the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and the Kaleemat Foundation.